A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically placed into your jawbone to act as a replacement for your natural tooth root. Once the implant has bonded to your jawbone, a small connector piece called an abutment is placed on top of it. This abutment will then support your new artificial tooth (or teeth).
The first step in getting dental implants is to consult with your dentist to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Once it has been determined that you are a good candidate, the next step is to have a specialist place the titanium rods into your jawbone. After the titanium rods have been placed, the next step is to wait for the area to heal. This can take a few months. Once the area has healed, the next step is to have the crown or other restoration placed on top of the implant. This can be done by your general dentist.
In relation, dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and give you back your smile. The procedure is typically very successful, but as with any surgery, there are some risks involved. It’s important to know what to expect after getting a dental implant so that you can be prepared for the recovery process.
After the dental implant surgery, you will likely experience some swelling and bruising in the area. This is normal and will go away within a few days. You may also have some pain and discomfort, which can be managed with pain medication. It’s important to take it easy for the first few days after surgery and avoid any strenuous activity.
You will need to return to the dentist for follow-up appointments so that they can check on the healing process. Once the implant has healed, you will need to have a crown or other restoration placed on top of it. This can be done by your dentist or an oral surgeon.
There are many benefits of getting dental implants. The procedure is typically very successful, but as with any surgery, there are some risks involved. It’s important to know what to expect after getting a dental implant so that you can be prepared for the recovery process. As with any surgery, there are some risks involved with dental implants. The most common complication is an infection at the site of the implant. This can usually be treated with antibiotics, but in rare cases, the implant may need to be removed. Other risks include damage to the surrounding teeth or nerves and bleeding or swelling in the area.
The whole process from start to finish can take several months, but the end result is worth it! Overall, most people report that they are very happy with their dental implants and find that they provide a much more secure fit than traditional dentures. If you’re considering getting an implant, don’t hesitate to contact us today at Herndon Dental Arts – we would be happy to answer any of your questions!